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Toddler is Sick With Mystery Illness for 3 Months When Doctors Finally Discover What’s Lodged in Her Nose

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“I Wouldn’t Even Let My Husband See Me Without the Lights Off”: Mom Who Gained 80 Pounds After Pregnancy Says Your ‘Weight Does Not Hold Your Worth’

It’s no secret that body image struggles are an epidemic that plague the female population.

According to Now.org (National Organization for Women), by age thirteen, 53% of American girls are “unhappy with their bodies.” This grows to 78% by the time girls reach age seventeen.

With these deep-rooted insecurities being ingrained in our minds at such a young, impressionable age, it’s no wonder that many adult women still face the same battles.

Everywhere we turn we’re bombarded with the cultural pressures of being thin—whether it be the latest fad-diet ad, overly filtered Instagram models, or the cover of Vogue, taunting your cellulite with those photoshopped thighs.

The war with weight and body image is real—and it can manifest in deadly ways, whether it be in the form of shame-based identities, eating disorders, or body dysmorphia, as one real mama talks about in her latest Facebook post.

Blogger Stephanie Hanrahan of Tinkles Her Pants shared her own personal struggles post-pregnancy in an honest post that has helped many women feel less alone in their unhealthy relationship with food and their bodies.

Read Stephanie’s insightful message in full below: 

“I can’t believe how fat I thought I was here.

I was a medical mystery while pregnant; dieting and exercising and still gaining 80 pounds. After I had Campbell, I was able to get down to this photo, but I still thought I was so big I would only sun myself in our backyard. I wouldn’t even let my husband see me except with the lights off.

Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.

Toddler is Sick With Mystery Illness for 3 Months When Doctors Finally Discover What’s Lodged in Her Nose

A mom from the UK is sharing her story after her toddler suffered for three months with a mystery illness caused by an object unknowingly lodged in her nose.

Candace Cameron Bure’s Dreamy Family Vacation in Italy: ‘Take Me Back’

Candace Cameron Bure, loved for her roles on "Full House" and "Fuller House," recently took to Instagram to reminisce about her family's dream summer vacation in Italy.

Chip and Joanna Gaines: 11 Godly Secrets to an Epic Marriage and Family

Chip and Joanna Gaines are teaching us important lessons about marriage and family as they walk away from their HGTV show for the sake of their family.